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Watch My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James join Teddy Abrams and the Louisville Orchestra for a performance on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.’
Release Day Picks this week highlights new albums by Circles Around the Sun & Joe Russo, The Magpie Salute, Garcia Peoples, Battles and Jim James & the Louisville Orchestra.
A free live stream of Jim James’ upcoming concert with Teddy Abrams and the Louisville Orchestra in New York City is available.
My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James will team up with Teddy Abrams for a performance of their collaborative ‘The Order Of Nature’ album in New York City on October 20.
Jim James stars in the video for “Set It To Song,” the video for the lead single from his forthcoming collaborative album with Teddy Abrams and Louisville Orchestra.
My Morning Jacket’s Jim James and conductor/composer Teddy Abrams & The Louisville Orchestra detailed their collaborative project, ‘The Order Of Nature.’
Latest Jim James Setlist
Jim James at Le Poisson Rouge
- Walking in the Snow
- Here in Spirit
- The Human Touch
- In Demand
- Back to the End of the World
- Who Am I
- Over and Over
- Set It to Song
- Same Old Lie
About Jim James
Over the course of fifteen years and six studio albums, James has been the focal point of a group that has grown into one of the most acclaimed and successful rock and roll bands in the world. With this project, he reaches into new territory that extends, but doesn’t break from, MMJ’s accomplishments.
Until now, James had never felt the call to create a longer-form album on his own. “I’m very lucky to play in a band with guys that I love, who are great at what they do,” he says, “so on MMJ records, I don’t have a need to play bass or keys or what have you. But as a person and as a musician, I love to play every instrument under the sun, and I wanted to make a record where I played all the instruments and produced/engineered it myself.”
The results are nine songs that resist easy categorization, from the hazy space-funk of the opening “State of the Art (A. E.I. O.U.)” to the chiming, operatic pop of “A New Life.” On Regions of Light and Sound of God, nothing is what it seemstouchstones from old-school R&B or island folk or hip-hop flicker into focus and then disappear; a delicate instrumental is titled “Exploding.” It’s complex but cohesive, intimate and hypnotic where My Morning Jacket might turn more wide-screen and epic. “The album knew what it wanted to be,” says James. “The songs would tell me what they wanted to be, and I just had to search around and find those sounds to bring them into this world.”
Mike Gordon paid tribute to Little Feat guitarist Paul Barrere with his first “Sailin’ Shoes” in more than five years.
Trey Anastasio Band dusted off “The Landlady” during their two-night opener at The Wiltern in Los Angeles.
Umphrey’s McGee welcomed Doom Flamingo vocalist Kanika Moore for a debut of Rush’s “Anthem” in honor of Neil Peart.
Suwannee Rising revealed its 2020 lineup.
The Trey Anastasio Band kicked off the main portion of their winter tour at The Observatory North Park in San Diego on Thursday night.